(Page: the roll stamp next to the snake (cool snake) says cal multi. ADCO still chop/thread and crown barrels? The type of rodeo we were expecting in this super remote heavy triple canopy agent orange soaked jungle was shockingly surprising and fast and furious when we engaged. 3 ... you I would put on a cheaper red dot it will save you the trouble of mounting the iron sights due to there not being a front mounting point. But it will have a higher tendency to mis-align and jam bolt and feed interface if it got soft from too much heat, and bent enough to affect bolt function and extraction. » Also, the front sight … There are fewer options to add a front sight, like replacing the gas block with an A2 style front sight, or going with something like the exceptional Ultradyne Sights. AR15.Com reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users, with our own. I'm somewhat confused because … Bushmaster XM-15 M4-A3 Carbine Rifle -Features are a six-position telestock and a 16", barrel with a threaded A2 birdcage flash suppressor (for a total length of 17.25",). The Lower made by Bushmaster B.F.I early 1990's. Bushmaster … The hand guards didn’t melt because they’re poor quality. (Page: I never loaded more than one magazine at a time, and I did all loading by hand without the use of an assistance device like a magazine loader or Uplula. which always seemed to focus on the AR jamming on extraction compared to the AK, which supposedly virtually never jammed. I shot surplus M193 and M855 from multiple vendors. I didn’t fully test the battery life, but I left it on overnight without issue. Barrel Length: 16-inch Superlite Contour Melonite Coated 1-8 Twist The XM-15 can be considered the best choice for shooters who use brass-cases rounds. 68), DocBach Remember this TTAGers. We offer the best AR-15 handguards for both rifles and carbines. 2 2 L3Harris Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle (GPNVG) Now Available EXCLUSIVELY at TNVC. Bushmaster XM-15 left side (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). [ARFCOM NEWS] Is The NRA Taking Its Ball And Going Home? Either swap those guards out or ease up on the rate of fire and you’re left with a rifle that’s got a whole lot going for it at a great retail price. It only took a few seconds total time after getting the hang of peeling a mag out of the bandolier to reload and fire it in one blast on full auto and repeat. 16" barrel with 1/9 twist, Picatinny rail, telestock, Magpul MBUS folding front and rear sights, flash hider, bayonet lug. meh… But a bone stock A2 as I was issued, or an old school Commando? In Bushmaster's 2016 sales brochure, all new-production XM-15s are stated to be supplied with a 4150 steel barrel.The standard barrel has rifling of 1 turn in 9". We put 20 round mags which was all we had because 30 rounders weren’t in the standard-issue flow of supply yet, but we could fit loaded 20 round mags in the cloth bandoliers that 20 round stripper clip ammo came packed in. Get a better set of furniture for it and a decent scope and youve got a 700 dollar deal, meh… Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t Remington own Bushmaster now and the good old boys from Bushmasters beginning go on to start Windham? Which is what i did. Brownells has it for $539 ($499 without the optic) . He was trying to milspec a Carbon-15 and sunk too much money into it. Even my SBR’s have handguards all the way out to the muzzle, so getting out of the habit of reaching forward took some getting used to. Bushmaster XM-15 factory 7075 forged lower and A3 flat-top upper receiver with forward assist and dust cover door; Carbine-Length Gas on 16" 5.56 Bushmaster Chrome-Lined 4150 chrome moly steel M4 barrel with 1:9" Twist; A2 Flash Hider; A2 Front Sight with Sling Swivel and Bayonet Lug; Bushmaster … 4 If you would like to add irons, you have a wide variety of rear sight options available to you. (Page: I recently bought a Bushmaster Ar 15 model # xm15-e2s with the fixed handle. Then again, the one and only interesting thing about it seems to be that it melted… so… not sure where that leaves me, I guess, other than annoyed that even the blandest of bland AR-15s is legally unavailable to me in NY. XM-15 Standard rifles all include an A2 flash hider. 4), Bonsai1214 Above, A Bushmaster V Match “Flat-Top” Style Upper Receiver And A3 Type Removeable Carry Handle. (Page: It’s also one of the better budget ARs I’ve shot. 87 Bushmaster XM-15 scoped (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). But once they moved production and put most out of work, they decided to keep working. 4 Because that was the whole secret behind the perceived problem. I have a longer range match coming up where targets will be engaged using almost entirely alternate positions. As far as quality, it functions well and I had no issues with it during the review. The heat shields weren’t the issue. Companies like Bushmaster and others all get some or most of their parts from these places discounted at a biz-rate so they can make money in numbers. The Bushmaster XM-15 Standard is a family of AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm. » Sights Upgrade or replace your old AR-15 & AR-10 sights with a new Bushmaster quality-made sight for rifles and pistols. 2), isullivan Glad I got mine 16 years ago. I popped the pins on the Bushmaster and pulled out the BCG and compared it to ones I pulled from my Colt ARs. I’m not sure that is 100% a criticism – there are worse things than a bland-looking but functional rifle. Any use of this content without express written consent is prohibited. it won’t be fancy, but it’ll be sniper grade. 4 What is maximum sustained rate of semi-automatic fire for your M16 or M4? Heck yeah, you’ve got my attention. My deployment guns just happened to be Colts, and the standard there was closer to 3 or 4 inches. 71), strangejames 4), bigern314 Well, i could never figure out why they just didn’t change the case ‘shape’ of the 5.56 cartridge to imitate the 7.62 x 39 round? 2 Even more have been sold to non-law enforcement civilians throughout our country. The XM-15 QRC model is a flat top with a receiver-length Picatinny rail on the upper receiver and no front sight. If you are offered buy one, simply laugh at the seller, tell them them good luck, and move on. Instead, Bushmaster includes a Chinese-made miniature red dot optic. I should have been paying closer attention. 3 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 Really, who gives a shit? 2 I have a pre-Remington Bushmaster. 210 I have Windham in my safe I’m holding for a kid, never really dug deep into the histroy of them thou. Good GOD, How Many Bushmaster QRC Rifles Could One Buy For The Price Of That U.S. 2 1050), The_Muffin_Man It is in the A3 configuration. » I’ve lost count of how many I already have. Bushmaster XM-15 (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). (No, in ’68 we didn’t have a base ‘gun shop’ with a full supply of parts. You could always tell the well seasoned muli-toured vets by the amount of ammo they carried and how it was used. 3 Your suggestion to replace plastic hand guards that have ventilation holes top and bottom with wooden hand guards without any ventilation holes seems misguided. (Page: 2 The police officer I bought the rifle from had actually replaced the sight post with a gas block then slid the front sight post up the barrel to make it rifle length as a sight … bushmaster model xm-15 e2s, permanent flash hider, no bayonet lug, detachable carry handle with picatinny receiver, fixed front sight… Smart business is a lot like smart politics! 75 Started wearing in a month. For those of you who cringe at anything more than Minute of Angle precision, I’ll remind you that is better than what any service rifle, M16A2 or M4-type, I was deployed with achieved. Staying with the MIL-STD theme, the budget Bushmaster XM-15 rifle’s upper and lower receiver are forged 7075 aluminum alloy. Receiver: Aluminum A3 Upper, Aluminum Lower Then I called the Bushmaster representative to confirm what I was looking at. 2 This solves the melting problem and also allows for mounting a high lumen tac-light, . Caliber: 5.56 NATO|223 Remington ... like the picture suggests... you may have an interesting time if you want to put a front sight … The wood would likely do better here, and certainly wouldn’t melt. The XM-15 line packs an impressive magazine system. 2 A2 “SQUARE” FRONT SIGHT POST (A Round Post can be found on some A1 models. They are fine quality for an A2/A3 rifle. His had a standard A2 front sight on the barrel but a really funky raised rail on the upper receiver that required a special height rear sight… Style and Appearance * * * This rifle will be heavily discounted in a few months. The XM15-QRC is a fine rifle for the money. The XM-15’s A2 birdcage-type flash hider (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Swapping out for new factory hand guards is pretty simple. I put a CMMG flat top upper key lock on it with an eotech 512, and Diamond Head flip up sights. I find a thin barrel heats up fast, whips too much for precise shooting, and I’ll sacrifice a few ounces of weight to keep the muzzle down in fast fire any day. 4 I've measured the height of the front sight (barrel top to flat of the sight top). It’s a light weight rifle at 5 lbs, easy to shoot, and next to nothing to carry. 195 Bought it for my 5 year old, for when he gets older. I also wasn’t shooting an M16 or an M4. 853), GrimEReaper 209 (Page: I heard from a fairly reliable source that the chamber in this gun was a hybrid, and was capable of handling the 5.56 round, mabey a WYLDE chamber?. 2 No manufacturer should be in the business of producing/selling non-free floating, poorly ventilated, no M-LOK handguards at this point in the development of the AR platform…NOBODY. It also ran hot as hell. 111), chenault Fancy paint IMO. These sight posts and flip sights are made of high-grade materials and are built to last. and for just a bit more one can be built that will shoot sub moa to 100 yards with the right ammo. Of course, that also means it’s easy to move that muzzle during shot strings, making precise controlled pairs and follow-up shots more difficult. Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter to receive firearm news, product discounts from your favorite Industry Partners, and more. The red dot is quite large, I’d guess close to 4 MOA, That’s suitable for CQB work, but not ideal at 100 yards or farther. (Page: 146 What are the cons of using a lightweight bolt carrier group. Mini Red Dot Optic, Forward Assist, Bayonet Lug But in this new day of full-length rails (and they are good days) all that naked pencil-thin barrel looks strange. I shot commercial soft point hunting ammunition from two vendors. and for not significantly more one can be built that will shoot sub moa with the right ammo is it alluding to the ar’s swappable chamberings? 2 I say almost, because the gas key staking on the Colt bolt is a little bit deeper, but the staking on the Bushmaster bolt has been done well and would certainly pass inspection. 4 Your email address will not be published. Regardless I’ve got a Bushmaster Varminiter I brought somewhere around (95?). Barrels of XM-15 firearms have a heavy profile and are hard chrome-lined 4150 alloy steel or 416 stainless steel. In this case, it’s the arrow, not the Indian. You could definitely make it catch fire if you weren’t paying attention. 1. I shot 77gr OTM rounds from two different vendors. Bushmaster XM-15 melt (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Bushmaster XM 15 red dot optic (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). [1] Variants include the Bushmaster M4-type Carbine, Patrolman series, QRC series, Bushmaster XM15-E2S and the Carbon 15 line. (you won’t hit anything trying that with an M-14 on full auto if you could even hold it steady in the right direction) 83 2 (Page: » Capacity: 30+1 The Bushmaster XM-15 … My favorite, and still today–only with the modern superior CQB optics was the Shorty carbine which i preferred to carry when we got them, especially with the 30 round mags. 194 I've had an XM-15 for maybe 8 years now. 74 A double heat shield Colt hand guard is practically free as people throw them away and it should be more durable than the Fisher price hand guard that Remington uses on these. 3 109 Baby A’s. Put a decent red dot on and shoot away. It broke at 7.8 pounds with a little creep. Right, an early A1 Upper Receiver (note the rear sight differences). I don’t have a problem with a FF rail, but most will add at least a pound of weight. 2 Now, the only way to get the hand guards off is to break them. Those days are gone. This combination makes XM-15 the best choice for shooters who are looking for an AR-15 red dot sight that co-witness with their front iron sight. 88 Placing the rifle in a Caldwell Stinger shooting rest and shooting five-round groups at 100 yards, the best shooting round was IWI’s M193 55gr FMJ printing an average of 2” groups for four-shot strings. (so anybody figure it out by now yet?) » During the last several years of the race to the bottom of price, for a lot of companies, Bushmaster was the price point to beat. … The gun ran perfectly. Since this gun was bought new in New Jersey it has a … 69 And now this. » I’m not interested in another modern evolution AR right now. Accuracy * * * (Page: 125 110 204 Who’s the nerd, or who just stood for their first promotion board? That’s it. Bushmaster XM-15 QRC 223/5.56mm Semi-Auto Rifle with Mini Red Dot You can change everything on this gun, but because of the traditional handguard set up it’s not nearly as easy as a full length rail and free-floating hand guard. I have premium AR’s and yeah there’s a difference, but I really like this rifle. I was interested in a scope but, I don't know much about them and need some help. UserManuals.tech offer 2 Bushmaster manuals and user’s guides for … The measurement is 1.915". 3 The Bushmaster XM-15 [4] series (formerly styled as XM15 [2]) is a line of AR-15-pattern semi-automatic rifles, carbines, and pistols manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International. 196), Lancelot But a strange little thing has happened. I do like the look of the wooden hand guards better, but I think they are more likely to get hot and burst into actual flame! 3 I know what I’d do. What we finally figured out was the interface between the upper aluminum receiver and the Steel barrel would actually reach a temperature so high with continuous full auto blast as to soften the aluminum enough to cause it to bend just aft of the chamber (especially from rough treatment just after firing like using it like a cane to help to help get up fast to move out) later causing feeding jams during its highest temperature phase during firing, and when it cools, it’s not readily noticeable. Barrels of XM-15 firearms have a heavy profile and are hard chrome-lined 4150 alloy steel or 416 stainless steel. 4 I won’t buy another one for the price I paid. which might only add a few more ounces, but then you could also get an ultra-lite stock also. Good enough for government work, and better than most issue rifles. If I owned that gumn I would have to swim under water and make brrrrp brrrrp noises, torpedoes away Captain Nemo. A gun shop near downtown Austin notorious for high prices sells the XM-15 QRC for $672. The barrel on this XM-15, for instance, is probably an old contract pre M-4 ‘pencil’ barrel style that just had the old style triancle front sight grounded off. 4 My AK is M-lock, but only because I liked the furniture if it was key lock I would have still gotten it, and I still have my M4 style upper as a backup. on this rifle concerns the .223 chamber. [2] [4] In Bushmaster's 2016 sales brochure, all new-production XM … The barrel is the familiar Melonite-coated 4150 Chrome-Moly steel, with a 1:8” twist and topped with an A2 birdcage flash hider. A few months later while training ARVNs at the base camp we had a chance to scrutinize closely one of the many broken guns we had laying around for parts. 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